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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Britain’s Got Talent studio evacuated after unexploded WWII bomb discovery

Performers rehearsing for the ITV programme and local residents were among those cleared outside a 1,300ft police cordon in north-west London at 3pm yesterday.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:26 am

12million bottles of wine a week go ‘missing’ from official statistics

People losing track of how much they drink on holidays adds up to 12 million bottles a week going ‘missing’, says a study of more than 6,000 Britons, because surveys usually ask for an average.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:26 am

Female celebrity granted gagging order over affair with famous married lover

The woman began legal action under the Human Rights Act after her boyfriend discovered she was in a secret relationship with a second man when he found her diary.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:26 am

ISIS behead rows of people in Palmyra, Syria as first images emerge

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: It is the first time ISIS has claimed a city directly from the Syrian army, which has already lost ground in the northwest and south to other insurgent groups.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:10 am

ISIS plot to lure Brit girl to Syria as jihadi bride foiled by The Daily Mail

Counter-terror officers swooped on the teenager’s family home in Hackney, east London, after the Mail passed on evidence she was planning to run away to Syria next week to join her elder sister.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:08 am

Kent earthquake: Tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale wakes up residents

People in the east of the county told how they hit by tremors just before 3am today, with the epicentre said to be two miles west of Ramsgate – near Kent International Airport.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:07 am

JAMES DELINGPOLE says he ‘won’t stop defying climate change zealots

Anglia Ruskin University student Ian Wolter has made an award-winning sculpture of a headstone, featuring the names of six supposed climate change deniers, including JAMES DELINGPOLE.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:05 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

English drink ‘more than estimated’

The amount of alcohol people in England drink is underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 7:55 am

Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out

Ireland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 7:33 am

Earthquake ‘shakes homes’ in Kent

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 7:31 am

Cameron starts EU reform negotiations

David Cameron says he is determined to reform Britain’s relationship with the EU as he begins discussions with other European leaders on his plans.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 7:26 am

Ireland holds same-sex marriage vote

Voters in the Republic of Ireland are voting in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 6:42 am

VIDEO: Who made it to Eurovision final?

Who made it through the second semi-final of 2015’s Eurovision Song Contest?

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 2:16 am

‘Russian soldiers’ confess to OSCE

Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 12:25 am

NPR - United States

Korean Air ‘Nut Rage’ Executive Freed From Jail

An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren’t served in a manner to her liking.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 7:55 am

Senate Advances Bill To Give Obama ‘Fast-Track’ Trade Authority

The Senate is trying to wrap up its business before leaving Washington, D.C., for a week-long recess. That includes considering a bill to give President Obama expanded authority on trade.

Posted on 21 May 2015 @ 8:30 pm

Macedonians, Ethnic Albanians Unite Over Effort to Oust Prime Minister

Macedonia escaped largely unscathed from the ethnic violence that defined the breakup of Yugoslavia. But the country’s Slavs and Albanians live largely separate and unequal lives, until now.

Posted on 21 May 2015 @ 8:30 pm

Irish Voters Prepare To Decide On Same-Sex Marriage

Ireland could make history Friday when voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be a striking change for a country where abortion is still outlawed and divorce was only legalized in the mid-1990s.

Posted on 21 May 2015 @ 8:30 pm

China Kicks Off ‘Great Leap Forward’ On The Soccer Field

China is rolling out an ambitious soccer program. President Xi Jinping is reported to be a big fan who wants China to win a World Cup. Critics say there’s too much emphasis on quick results.

Posted on 21 May 2015 @ 8:28 pm

A Toilet In Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone

Answering the call of nature in the open is all too common when families don’t have other options. But now the country has its first zone that’s free of open defecation.

Posted on 21 May 2015 @ 7:14 pm

More Than 100 Charged In Mob Killing Of Christian Couple In Pakistan

Prosecutors say clerics accused the couple of burning a page of the Quran and helped incite a mob to incinerate them in a brick kiln.

Posted on 21 May 2015 @ 6:43 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

Japanese PM’s Wife Visits Controversial Shrine

Japan’s first lady has visited the Yasukuni shrine honoring the country’s war dead, including convicted war criminals, in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan’s World War II aggression.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie does not hold political office, but her visit could be seen as symbolic.

Visits by politicians to Yasukuni have in the past angered Japan’s neighbors, such as China and South Korea. 

Akie Abe posted…

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 8:14 am

Irish Voters Consider Gay Marriage

Irish citizens are voting Friday on whether to amend the constitution to allow gay marriage in the socially conservative nation.

If the “yes” votes predominate in the referendum, Ireland would become the first country to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

In Europe, gay marriage is legal in more than a dozen countries. It has also been legalized in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay.

Public opinion polls in Ireland indicate support for…

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 6:48 am

World Bank: Gaza Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse’

Gaza’s economy is on the “verge of collapse,” a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation.

It charged that “blockades, war and poor governance have strangled” the economy of the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas.

The report said Gaza’s GDP would have been four times higher if not for conflicts and restrictions, including a…

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 6:00 am

Colombia Kills 18 FARC Rebels

Colombia’s army killed 18 members of the leftist rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Thursday in a bombing raid, an army official said.

The operation took place in the Cauca region of western Colombia, a FARC stronghold and a key drug trafficking area.

The air strike is one of the deadliest between the guerrillas and the government since peace talks between the two sides started more than two years ago.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos lifted an…

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 4:30 am

Appeals Court Frees Former Korean Air Executive in ‘Nut Rage’ Case

A South Korean appeals court has suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive who delayed a flight in a rage about the way she was served macadamia nuts last year.

Cho Hyun-ah was sentenced to a year in prison in February after she forced a December 5 flight to return to the gate in New York to remove a flight attendant who had served her macadamia nuts in a packet instead of on a plate in first class.

The upper court on Friday reduced the sentence to 10 months, then…

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 4:27 am

Europe Follows US Lead in Tackling ‘Conflict Minerals’

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European lawmakers voted to force manufacturers to prove that their supply chains are not inadvertently fueling conflicts and human rights abuses.

Covered in dust, and working in dangerous conditions along hot, narrow tunnels, teams of miners carve at the face of a tin mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The rich resources of the D.R.C….

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 4:13 am

Europe Follows US Lead in Tackling ‘Conflict Minerals’

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European lawmakers voted to force manufacturers to prove that their supply chains are not inadvertently fueling conflicts and human rights abuses. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 4:13 am


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